Visiting Artist | April - May 2020 // January 4 - 10, 2021 // January 16 - 29, 2022
MOVEMENT (working title)
An acclaimed dance artist who works across genres and disciplines, Netta Yerushalmy came to MANCC to further explore solo material for her work Movement (working title) with plans to return for an ensemble residency when it is safe to do so. Yerushalmy worked with a range of movement sources that proliferate across genres, cultures, and time periods.
Yerushalmy’s residency with her ensemble was originally scheduled for April 2020 but had to be postponed due to COVID-19. In conversation with the artist then around what would be most useful to help further her work in the absence of an ‘on the ground’ residency, MANCC provided remote support over a two-week period with rehearsal fees, rehearsal space, and editing and archiving of rehearsal documentation.
During this remote residency, Yerushalmy worked with her collaborators to collectively experience and process feelings and physical realities that were brought on by the crisis. Grief, confusion, and instability were often invoked. The group engaged in open improvisations in their various home spaces, geared toward thinking and coping through moving. Through this remote embodied process Yerushalmy generated movement, furthered her research on the project, and maintained a space for the cast to work together as a community.
In addition to her on-site solo residency at MANCC in January 2021, Yerushalmy also engaged in a conversation with Dr. Hannah Schwadron's graduate research seminar via Zoom, during which she posed questions around her process to spark discussion.
Remote support and the solo residency were made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.